The Best People Provide the Best Care
Our staff in Rochester, NY includes experienced veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, and trained assistants all accessible to clients for questions and advice. When you first call you will reach our knowledgeable receptionists. They will determine your needs and set you up with an appointment.
Dr. Bob takes pride in keeping up-to-date on the latest medical data regarding felines, including behavioral issues, diagnostics, and techniques. Dr. Cheryl brings a unique skill set to meet our patients needs. We have the ability to run most laboratory tests within an hour and generally have results for you before you leave the office. We know you are concerned about your cat's well-being especially when they are ill and we are happy to have the means to provide this service for you.
When you come in for your appointment, you will meet members of our technical staff. Our entire team will help your kitty get the treatment they need with the least amount of stress possible.
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Our Dedicated Team Members
Bob Lann DVM, owner and hospital director, joined the practice in 2012. Dr. Lann did his undergraduate work at The Ohio State University and received his veterinary degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 (For those who are thinking “wow he’s old” – at least I got to see the Apollo 11 moon landing live!). His professional interests include cardiology, internal medicine, and management of behavioral problems.
Dr. Lann is the father of two intelligent and active boys (a lethal combination) and the servant of 3 cats named Maddie, Ethan, and Vesper (all of whom were adopted from Cats Exclusively). He has been doing NY Times crossword puzzles since finding them useful for the odd boring lecture at Ohio State and has never looked back. Current interests include history (he is currently teaching himself to read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs) and amateur paleontology. Rochester is a fantastic area for fossil hunting wherein you can find shells, plants, and trilobites 300-350 million years old. Here is a link to one of his fossil hunting adventures.
Memberships: American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) | American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) | New York State Veterinary Medical Association (NYSVMA) | Genesee Valley Veterinary Medical Association (GVVMA)
Cheryl Ragalevsky, MS, DVM, has been a veterinarian for over 33 years, most of which were spent as an owner of a housecall practice. Cheryl did her undergraduate work at the University of Maine and Michigan State University. She then received her Master of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Michigan State. Cheryl's practice interests include cats who “think” outside the box and senior cats. She is also Human-Animal Bond Certified.
Cheryl and her husband, Ed, have two cats at home - Ivan and Howard, who were foster failures and now, are general layabouts.
When Ed and Cheryl are not participating in motorsports at Watkins Glen, you'll find Cheryl trying to stay ahead of the weeds in her walk-through garden, writing short stories, and buying more books than she could ever read.
Dave Strassner has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician in New York since graduating Magna Cum Laude with an AAS in Veterinary Science Technology from SUNY Delhi in 1995. Dave took on a leadership role while at the university acting as the Vice President of the student chapter of the New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians. Dave has worked at Cats Exclusively for 18 years and has developed a strong interest in feline medicine with a particular interest in dentistry and critical care. He currently is the Senior Technician at Cats Exclusively.
Dave also worked for several years at Astra Pharmaceuticals as a consultant in their pathology department gaining valuable laboratory skills and further enhanced his skills in managing critical care patients while working as a Technician for two years at Veterinary Specialists of Rochester. He lives in Rochester with his wife Marne and their two cats.
Sherri has been with Cats Exclusively for more than 28 years after acquiring her Veterinary Technician license at SUNY Canton. She has worked in all departments of the hospital and currently works as the office manager as well as her LVT duties. Sherri currently has 4 cats and 1 dog.
Ericka is a graduate of St. Petersburg College and has been licensed since 2012 but has worked in the field of Veterinary Medicine since 1997. She is and experienced cat mom, having raised many of the cats in her home, as well as many fosters, from infancy. Her love of animals is not limited to cats. When she’s not working, she enjoys crafting and spending time with her extensive, Rochester-based family.
Emily has been with Cats Exclusively for 10 years, starting out caring for our boarding kitties on weekends and now as a full-time employee. Her family shares their home with five cats, five rabbits and two chinchillas.
Erica is a mother of a very active boy name Kian who is in love with animals and wants to adopt every animal he can. When they are not outside running around they are either snuggling with their kitties or dog, or seeing what new enrichment they can bring into their guinea pigs, hamster and ferrets life. In Erica’s spare time she loves to read, garden, practice photography, try new crafts and go hiking (mainly in Letchworth State Park). She loves all animals but, cats have always had a special place in her heart considering snow leopards have been her favorite animal since forever!
Joanne has been working in Animal Hospitals for 30 years. She has 2 grown human children and 2 cats. Her hobbies are playing tennis, crocheting and playing the piano. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their kids and hiking.
Has been with Cats Exclusively since 2004 but we don’t see as much of her as we used to because she opened a home business called Kitten Around Cat Boarding in Macedon, NY. She still enjoys working at Cats Exclusively part time and being a part of the team. Melinda lives in Macedon, NY with her husband Rob and their three cats.
Sarah was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She moved to Rochester 3 years ago with her boyfriend, 2 cats and dog. Outside of spending time with her family and animals, Sarah loves adventuring new places, especially with her dog Ivy. She is also currently taking American Sign Language classes. GO BILLS!
Kelly is originally from Rochester but has lived in Los Angeles and Nashvile as well. She has worked in the veterinary field for over ten years and cats are her favorite. She shares her home with her family and their three cats: Cedar, Oscar and Tinta. Outside of work Kelly enjoys traveling, reading, birding, photography and gardening.